If you would like to contribute an article, story, or art of some sort, we would like to offer this as a guideline. There are deadlines and other information for each issue so you can make plans to get your article in before the deadline. We prefer receiving them a few days early so that if there are edits to be made, we can send them to you for review.
Every issue has needs
- Homeschool projects with high-resolution, high quality images and clear instructions.
- Ideas for balancing homeschool and work.
- Tips on how to keep kids interested in school.
- Ideas on teaching difficult, dry or neglected subjects.
- Other homeschool related stories – this can be relating to your journey to homeschooling, or how you handle difficult situations with your children. It’s a wide open topic.
- Humorous stories – we could always use something funny to lighten the mood!
Learning Tangent for Kids
Our all-new, just for kids, pull-out section that’s written by and for kids.
Yep, you read that right. Your kids now have their very own mini-mag that you can pull out for them. In each issue of Learning Tangent for Kids, we love to see articles, art, projects and yes, even questions from homeschooling kids everywhere.
Your budding artist or writer can also submit a story or piece of art. We love to support kids in their endeavors!
We’re looking for:
- Articles – any topic your son or daughter would like to cover
- Book reviews
- Art project ideas
- Fiction stories
- Photo journalism works too!
The main thing to remember is that this is for the kids. We would like to see it grow into its own magazine someday, but that’s a ways off. If your kids would like to read about it… then yes, it belongs in here and we want to hear from you.
Things to remember…
Because Learning Tangent is in print, there are space issues to keep in mind. We do not accept previously published work for the print magazine or website. If we are simply out of room, we may want to hold onto it for a future issue. We hope that you understand.
Please see our contributor guidelines.
We would welcome article submissions on any of these topics, and more! If you’ve been thinking about subscribing, now is a great time. We’re going into our third year of print, and look forward to another year of helpful, timely homeschool articles without a gigantic pile of ads through which to sift.
2017 Publication Schedule
Estimated print edition ship date- June 10th
Online publication date (for paid subscribers) – June 10th
Deadline – May 10th
Working while homeschooling must be one of the most feared aspects of homeschooling. The idea seems to be that if you homeschool, you cannot possibly work at all and must be a stay at home mom/dad. While it’s wonderful if one of you can stay home, this isn’t feasible for many of us, and for a variety of reasons. For our family, it was a combination: We cannot afford to live on one income and the concern of, “What if something happens to the primary breadwinner?” We needed to have something of a backup plan.
Some families just want a bit of extra income for travel, education expenses, etc, and then you have single parents who want to homeschool, they are probably the most creative in finding ways to balance everything.
This issue, we focus on those needs. How do you make it work? How do you balance it? Send us your letters, articles and blurbs. You can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. It can be a short paragraph that we insert somewhere, or an entire article, or even an open letter to others who may be worried. We want this issue to be the one to which people turn to for hope, inspiration, and most importantly: ideas.
Questions and comments about past or future issues should also go to Gail@learningtangent.com
Fall 2017 – Project-Based Learning
Estimated print edition ship date- September 10th
Online publication date (for paid subscribers) – September 10th
Deadline – August 1st – YES this is earlier than in the past. Our deadline conflicts with a convention and we need to take it with us, so that’s why we’ve got the earlier deadline.
Who doesn’t love a great project? I know our twins do! Aside from being a short focused lesson, project-based learning can become a valuable part of your homeschool. One project can encompass skills ranging from reading/writing to math, science, art and more. Those projects can even turn into an income, given the right circumstances.
We would love to see a variety of project ideas, from the small and simple to large and complex. Also valuable would be ideas on planning projects. What do you want to see? Email Gail@learningtangent.com and let her know.
Winter 2017 – TBA
Scheduled print edition ship date- December 10th
Online publication date (for paid subscribers) – December 10th
Deadline – November 10th